Meet Senator Jennifer McClellan
Jennifer McClellan's legislation is signed into law
Jennifer McClellan at the General Assembly
Senator McClellan Meets with constituents
Jennifer McClellan accepting the VEA Legislative Champion Award

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Jan22

The election of Barack Obama as President in 2008 was a historic first for our country.  His re-election is just as remarkable given that no Democratic President since Franklin D. Roosevelt has won more than 50% of the vote in consecutive elections.  No President since 1940 has been re-elected in a time when the unemployment rate was over 7.5%.    Perhaps his success is rooted in his record.

Jan18

Watch Woody Evan’s VCTA Cable Reports with four members of the Richmond Delegation to the General Assembly: Sen. Henry Marsh, Sen. John Watkins, Del. Joe Morrissey, and Del. McClellan.

Jan17

Read Bill Sizemore’s article in The Virginian-Pilot about a House panel rejecting a bill that would ease tough prison terms. Del. McClellan introduced HB 1989 to increase the amount of time nonviolent offenders can shave off their sentences for good behavior.

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Like many of you, I was devastated by the results of Tuesday's Presidential election.  I share the anxiety I've heard from so many people about how divided the country is and how we move forward.  But Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine reminded us that while we did not achieve the result we wanted, we still have work to do to advance the causes and values we cherish.  

The 2016 General Assembly Session adjourned on March 11th and returned on April 20th for Reconvened Session to act on Governor McAuliffe's vetoes and amendments to bills and the biennial budget. A summary of major bills passed this year and budget highlights are included in this newsletter.

The General Assembly reconvened on April 20th for "Veto Session" to consider the Governor's amendments and vetoes to the over 800 bills passed this year.  All of the Governor's vetoes were sustained.  The General Assembly also considered the Governor's 45 amendments to bills. Of those, 40 were accepted, including the Go Virginia economic development program.